Dr. Ben Baggett DNP, RN, FNP-C
Dr. Ben Baggett is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 2 years of experience practicing in the middle Tennessee area. Dr. Baggett grew up in Davidson County and completed his bachelor’s degree in Nursing at MTSU. From a very young age, he developed a passion for serving the underserved and helping others.
He then spent six years working as a registered nurse at Nashville General Hospital, primarily serving the incarcerated population of Tennessee in the medical/surgical area.
He then attended graduate school in Memphis, TN at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center earning his Doctorate of Nursing Practice. There he learned to help patients achieve optimal health through evidence based, holistic medicine.
After graduating, Dr. Baggett has spent the past 2 years in the primary care setting treating patients of all ages. He is passionate about preventive medicine and enjoys working with patients to help them feel their best and achieve their health goals.
He enjoys time playing soccer and practice yoga with his wife. They are excited to welcome there new baby girl in April.
WHAT IS A NURSE PRACTITIONER?
We partner with Dixon Center for Integrative Health Care to bring you the best, whole-body care all under one roof.
We also provide an insurance advocate for each of our patients. This service is included in care to help our patients get the most out of their insurance. We also offer cash payments as well as guidance and payment plans for extended care patients. If you are suffering from a chronic condition, need a yearly check up, need family medical care, or need urgent care, we are available. We accept walk-ins and patients of all ages.
Here are some terms we use often:
Holistic: approach to healing and maintaining optimal health through treatment of a person as a whole; this includes mental, social, and physical symptoms that can create an imbalance within an individual
Naturopathic: Taking a natural approach to prevention and health and partnering it with modern, traditional, scientific, and practical methodologies. The use of therapeutic substances and methods boost the person’s natural self-healing process. These can include homeopathy, acupuncture, herbs, vitamins, patient education, nutrition/diet, and lifestyle coaching, among others.
Homeopathy: For people of all ages (and even pets), homeopathy is a natural, gentle, and safe approach to healing the body; it works to ease symptoms, restore, and improve whole-body health.
Learn more about homeopathic approaches: HomeopathyCenter.Org
Whole Food: food that is additive free and contains no other artificial substances; minimally refined or processed
Organic: Ingredients and produce are grown without the use of methods involving pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), ionizing radiation, or sewage sludge. Additionally, farm animals producing meat, dairy, and eggs do not ingest growth hormones or antibiotics. Farmers that focus on using renewable resources, as well as water and soil conservation typically offer these products. A Government-approved certifier inspects “USDA Certified Organic” farms to ensure the rules and regulations are being met by purveyors.
Visit Organic.org for more information about organic products.
Visit USDA’s National Organic Program for more info about government regulatory programs.
For a more complete definition of Naturopathic Medicine visit: The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians